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(under original name)
Stowaway to Mars is a science fiction novel by John Wyndham. It was first published in 1936 as Planet Plane (Newnes Limited, London), then serialised in The Passing Show as Stowaway to Mars and again in 1937 in Modern Wonder magazine as The Space Machine. The novel was written under one of Wyndham's early pen names, John Beynon. It was published by Coronet Books in 1972 as "Stowaway to Mars by John Wyndham". ISBN 0-340-15835-2. Reviewer Groff Conklin described the first American edition as "an interesting adventure story."